What's your question? Ask

African Violets

Q.Why my African violets grow very thick in the centers

Zone 37363 | Anonymous added on April 15, 2020 | Answered

I have several that are really clumped in the center.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 16, 2020

Two things come to mind. Perhaps you are fertilizing too much, and/or, if you're not using fertilizer specially made for African Violets, you may be feeding the green growth but not encouraging the blooms. I would get some African Violet bloom fertilizer, and clip the leaf clumps from the middle. This should make the plants spread out a bit. If it were just one of the plants doing this, I'd say it needs to be repotted, but since they're both doing it, something isn't quite right. Here's a link for several articles that may help:


Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
African Violets
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert